Proofing And Purging

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 112022

Yesterday was another very busy day for us. I received the formatted e-book version of my new Tinder Street book, The Hard Years, back from Scarlett and Terry spent the day giving everything one last proofreading, and I was making the corrections she felt were needed. I know you’re probably tired of hearing about all this redundancy, but it’s what it takes to hopefully turn out a book without any errors. However, experience has taught me that even with multiple sets of eyes proofreading it and making corrections over and over, there is still a good chance the gremlins will still slip something in at the last minute.

The good news is that unless something catastrophic happens that we are not expecting, I should be uploading the e-book to Amazon sometime Tuesday. I will let you know as soon as it goes live.

While I was waiting for Terry to complete the final proofreading, I got the next issue of my free author’s newsletter ready to send out as soon as the book is live. If you would like to subscribe, send me an e-mail at  and I’ll put you on the mailing list.

Besides all of that, I spent yesterday evening purging. I have a colonoscopy scheduled today, so I had to do the dreaded prep work. Because there is a history of cancer in my family, and my sister died of colon cancer a few years back, it’s something that must be done every so often. I was pleasantly surprised (if there can be anything pleasant about all of this) that instead of having to drink that nasty concoction I have in the past as part of the prep, my doctor prescribed something called Sutab. It’s a series of 12 pills you take the evening before the procedure, with a lot of water, and 12 more pills you take the next morning. It’s effective and much easier than trying to choke down that nasty chalky stuff I have had to deal with in the past.

Okay, enough of that. Moving on, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Congratulations Jeff Madsen, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. Of all the novels and nonfiction books I have out, I have to say that Dog’s Run is probably my favorite. It’s a gritty tale that is loosely based upon an actual crime in that part of the country when my father was a young police officer. We had 42 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day – Some days you move mountains and some days you watch Netflix and eat junk food. It’s called balance.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  3 Responses to “Proofing And Purging”

  1. Thanks for posting the information about the prep. Anything that makes it more palatable is great. Good luck with your colonoscopy!

  2. Good information about the prep pills. I had heard about the pills but did not know the name. I’m going ask the Dr. about them. Also, some one said the insurance did not cover them but still might be worth it.

  3. Your books are saving my life Nick!

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